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Date of Birth: February 06, 1963

Date of Death: March 13, 2021

On Saturday, March 13, 2021 Foster Leonard Parsons III (Trey), loving husband, son, brother, and friend passed away at 58 years young. Trey and his husband and best friend of 25 years shared the companionships over the years of four loving and loyal dogs (their kids) Reba, Rosie, Rollo, and Chance who all predeceased him. Trey was born on February 6, 1963 to Foster and Betty (Peters) Parsons in Tampa Florida who along with sister Irene Parsons survive him. He was predeceased by his Uncle Al and Aunt Maggie Parsons. Trey leaves behind many friends he considered as family. After graduating high school in 1981, Trey went on to Tulane university to receive a bachelor’s degree. He subsequently attended Jefferson State College to receive his RN degree. He proceeded to have a successful career in nursing and clinical management, most recently in Arizona and California. Trey’s work in the medical field led him to join the board of the California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA). His work for CASA included meeting with state and federal legislators to advocate for out-patient surgery centers. Trey experienced his utmost life changing event on December 20, 1995 when he met the true love of his life, Richard Bauer. Their meeting opened a world of travels together and the invitation of their happiness into the lives of many friends and family. On June 20, 2008 Trey and Rich embarked on the ultimate declaration for one another by binding their love in marriage. Trey was an avid music lover, especially when Rich played the piano. He also was a collector of fine art. He loved travel, especially Italy, weekends on his boat, cooking, shopping (he became addicted to Amazon Prime during COVID!), and dogs. Trey’s passion for life was an explosion of love and laughter with his friends, family, and most importantly and always first, his love, Rich. Trey was the ultimate host! Whether for a quick coffee, a lunch meeting, or a dinner hosted by Trey and Rich, you were in for an experience you’d remember forever. He was known for his quick wit, infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit. He maintained these qualities to the end, even while suffering from gastric and liver cancer. He was always the entertainer. Trey’s family extends their gratitude to the amazing staff of Hospice of the Valley.

Service Information

There will be no immediate memorial service, but an intimate celebration of his life will be held on a future date.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to Hospice of the Valley, the Arizona Humane Society, or the American Cancer Society.